Brigadier Gerhard Wheeler, who is the army regional commander for the West Midlands, told ITV News Central what he believes the meaning of the poppy is.
He was in Birmingham today as members of the Royal British Legion were joined by the armed forces to launch this year’s Poppy Appeal.
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Unsettled and cloudy on Thursday with spells of rain, perhaps heavy at times. Winds will become increasingly strong through the afternoon.
Mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain across the region, and with rain becoming persistent and locally heavy at times.
Windy with sunny spells and some showery rain.